Meet Your Doctors

Our facial plastic surgeons are nationally recognized in the field and highly respected educators who share their experience with other surgeons around the world. They are also dedicated to staying on top of new advances in the field so that they can bring our patients the latest procedures and technologies.

David J. Kiener, M.D.

HI_RES_Final_MG_8230_V2Dr. Kiener has practiced facial plastic surgery for more than 25 years, and he is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is dedicated to providing natural-looking results for his patients, helping them look and feel better, whether they simply want to improve their appearance, or they’re recovering from a complex injury or illness. He regularly attends meetings and seminars to keep up with the latest techniques and products applicable to facial plastic surgery.

As a recognized expert in the field, Dr. Kiener is frequently called upon to teach other physicians. In 2015, he and Dr. Sykes taught at a Facial Plastic Surgery meeting in Seoul, South Korea. He is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Department at the University of California, Davis, where he participates in teaching residents and students.

Dr. Kiener received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin (Marquette). After an internship at Milwaukee County General Hospital, he completed his residency at the University of California, Davis. In 1980, he finished a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at UC Davis.

In his spare time, Dr. Kiener loves to play golf and walk his dogs with his wife, Liz. They have bred and shown many champion English Springer Spaniels. The couple also enjoys spending time with their daughter and three grandchildren in Orange County.


Jonathan M. Sykes, M.D.

HI_RES_Final_MG_8608In practice for more than 30 years, Dr. Sykes has performed more than 13,500 aesthetic, functional, and reconstruction surgeries on patients of all ages. He designed a patented instrument used by surgeons worldwide to simplify the endoscopic brow lift procedure and provide faster patient recovery times.

Dr. Sykes has been director of the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento since 1989. As director, he oversees an active medical practice and maintains one of the nation’s most sought-after fellowship programs for facial plastic surgeons seeking advanced training.

Dr. Sykes is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology (ears, nose and throat). Additionally, he is a former president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the world’s largest specialty association. His dedication to the organization is an example of his commitment to promote the highest quality facial plastic surgery through education, dissemination of professional information, and the establishment of professional standards.

Throughout his career, Dr. Sykes has been a frequent guest lecturer, giving hundreds of presentations to fellow surgeons on facial plastic surgery procedures. He has also published more than 100 professional articles and contributed to three textbooks.

Dr. Sykes frequently travels with charitable organizations to medically underserved areas to provide specialized health care services to children with cleft lips, cleft palates, and other cranial and facial deformities. His most recent trip with Smile China marked his 16th humanitarian mission to train local surgeons and help children in need. In addition to three trips to China, he has provided free surgical care to children in Mexico, Ecuador, Russia, El Salvador, Bolivia, Korea, and Honduras.


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